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Consumer Information

California Intercontinental University (CALUNIVERSITY ®) is a distance education institution of higher learning dedicated to the study of Business Administration and Management, which promotes quality learning, critical thinking, and the discovery of new knowledge for the benefit of diverse business communities. We strive to hire motivated and committed students who, through their academic accomplishments, will become successful business managers, executives, leaders, researchers, and consultants.

We are student centered institution that adheres to the highest principles of integrity, ethical standards, fairness, and academic excellence. The purpose of California Intercontinental University is to promote and support innovative educational opportunities through distance study, critical research, and quality service to students.

Institution Mission Statement

California Intercontinental University offers relevant, in-demand accredited online programs designed to enhance each student’s professional career. CIU is committed to equip the next generation of business professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs with the confidence, qualifications, and competence to succeed in the global business community and economy.

Graduation Rate, Student Achievement, and Satisfaction Rates

  • 2016 Average Completion / Graduation Rate for Students: 77%
  • Percentage of Students Surveyed Who Responded that they:
  • Achieved their learning goals: 96%
  • Were satisfied with their studies: 98.5%
  • Age Range: Mid-life Adults
  • Program Enrollment:
  • Doctoral program: 68%
  • Master’s program: 25%
  • Bachelor’s program: 7%
  • Geographic Location: 82% of students are US residents
  • The remaining 18% are international students
  • The majority of our students are studying part-time.

Information accurate as of 12/18/2013

Student Body Diversity Information

Section 485(a)(1)(Q) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires disclosure of student body diversity to all prospective and enrolled students. Information gathered and presented in the chart was based on the self-disclosures by students.


Gender Percent of Total
Female 44%
Male 56%
Demographic Percent of Total
Asian 8%
Black or African American 31%
Hispanic 3%
Not Specified 5%
Two or more races 8%
White 46%

Information accurate as of March 29, 2016.

Average Program Tuition / cost per credit unit:

Associate / Bachelor Tuition

$345 per Unit

Earn your Undergraduate Online


$495 per Unit

Earn your
Master’s Online


$495 per Unit

Earn your
Doctorate’s Online

California Intercontinental University at a Glance


Name of Institution: California Intercontinental University
Address: 17310 Red Hill Ave. #200, Irvine, CA 92614
Year Founded: 2003
First Accredited: 2009
Next Scheduled Review: 2018
President: Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ph.D.


Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-234-5100
Fax: 202-332-1386


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento California, 95833
Tel: 1 (888) 370-7589
Approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to enroll veterans and other eligible persons.

Privacy Information

We value your right to information privacy. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records.

Non-Discrimination Policy

California Intercontinental University prohibits discrimination or harassment that violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity, University facility access, or participation in University activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.

CA BPPE Annual Report

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Click here to view a Copy of the 2015-2016 BPPE Schools Performance Fact Sheets

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California Intercontinental University
17310 Red Hill Ave. #200 Irvine, CA 92614




California Intercontinental University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).